Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Thoughts...

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  
Edward P. Morgan.

I loved the imagery of examining a fragile thought without breaking it.  Some thoughts and ideas are so newly formed and vulnerable. By reading we aren't handling them or clumsily squeezing them too tight or accidentally dropping them. We are letting them flow over us, to be absorbed in the gentlest of transitions.

And how wonderful that destructive or explosive thoughts can be battled with in private, without physically injuring anybody.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful quote, and such a very beautiful photograph.

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  2. nice thursday thinking fiona!

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  3. agreed. then closed, and put away. seems to me that is an important step.

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  4. I think so too Velma. There is a need to finalise dealing with the destructive or explosive things I think so they don't permeate the rest of life.

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  5. Such a beautiful photograph to illustrate this great quote.

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